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Photo by Ira Block @irablockphoto | A boater heads out in the early morning fog on Inle Lake in Myanmar. This freshwater lake, in Shan state, is the second largest in the country, measuring about 13 miles long and 7 miles wide. It's home to the Intha fisherman, known for their "leg rowing" and conical fishing nets. Besides fishing, the lake supports unusual activities, like farming on floating islands and a textile industry that creates cloth from the stems of the lotus plant. Villages on the lake are made up of homes built on stilts that are connected by bamboo walkways.
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Photo by Lynsey Addario @lynseyaddario | United States Border Patrol agents on horseback chase after and detain undocumented migrants along the border with Mexico near Penitas, Texas, June 7, 2018.
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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | It was a gamble and it paid off. We guessed this mother brown bear would guide her rambunctious cubs across the tidal flats back onto high ground as the tide started coming in. With what seemed like utter joy, they galloped across shallow water in a symphony of splashes and grunts right towards us. It was amazing and so lovely to watch. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier to see more intimate moments of charismatic wildlife.
Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | I’ve always been captivated by history, and Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world because it truly remains timeless. I decided I wanted to photograph the Historical Regatta (Regata Storica), an event that’s taken place in Venice every year since the 1500s. The boats and costumes seen in this photograph are exactly as they were back then. The day was beautiful, and although the bridge was crowded and I could barely move, the stunning sunrise and sunset made it a perfect scene for this Day to Night.
The Day to Night series began in 2009. From a fixed camera angle, I capture fleeting moments of humanity and nature as light passes in front of the lens. I shoot thousands of images through day and night, then digitally blend a select group to create a seamless composite image. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes.#DayToNight#StephenWilkes#Venice#Regatta#Italy
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Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | A large tiger shark swims through the blue waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa. Tiger Sharks are one of the more adaptable shark species, able to move easily from open ocean to more "urban" environments. But much of their lives remains a mystery and researchers are only just beginning to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo. To see more sharks and ocean wildlife photos follow @BrianSkerry#sharks#tigersharks#southafrica#savesharks
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Photo by Tasneem Alsultan @tasneemalsultan | Wijaya beach is one of many magical spots in Sri Lanka. It's located on the southwestern side of the country, where it was promised that I'd see turtle heads popping up out of the sea at day's end—but I was busy capturing the perfect sunset. #Wijayabeach#srilanka
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Photo by Mattias A. Klum @mattiasklumofficial | I photographed this elegantly camouflaged chital deer while on assignment in Kanha National Park, India. Predators of the chital include wolves, tigers, Asiatic lions (in Gir), leopards, Indian rock pythons, dholes, mugger crocodiles, and humans. The name chital comes from the Bengali word chitral(চিত্রল)/chitra (চিত্রা), which means "spotted." Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see more images and stories from projects around the world. #madhyapradesh#kanha#conservation#savetigers#india @thephotosociety
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Photo by Thomas Peschak @thomaspeschak | For me, the world’s most magical mangrove forests are on the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelles. Where else can you drift in just three feet of crystal clear water and encounter blacktip reef sharks, Indo-Pacific lemon sharks, swirling schools of snappers, and even giant groupers—all while thousands of frigate birds and red-footed boobies roost in the forest canopy above. To discover more photographs from this Indian Ocean wilderness follow @thomaspeschak
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Photo by Katie Orlinsky @katieorlinsky | Reese John plays with his slingshot on a piling from a recently demolished home in Newtok, Alaska. Just a few dozen feet away are crumbling cliffs of permafrost falling into the Ninglik River. Erosion has already gobbled up approximately one mile of Newtok’s land, and the entire village is sinking as the permafrost beneath the ground thaws. The demolished homes leave behind a playground of construction materials for local children. As much as the kids I met seemed to enjoy climbing and jumping all over these structures, they also made sure to tell me multiple times about the brand-new playground they were going to have very soon. Nine miles upriver is the site of a new village, Mertarvik, where the entire Newtok community will be relocating this fall. Newtok is the first village in Alaska that has already begun relocation as a result of climate change—pioneering a process that many other Alaskan villages may soon undergo.
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Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Young girls take a break on the grass runway on the tiny island of Kili, Marshall Islands. In March 1946 all 167 residents of a small island on a remote Pacific atoll packed up their belongings and left their homes. They were assured it would be for a short period, during which the United States government would carry out a series of nuclear tests. Seventy years later, most surviving Bikini islanders have yet to set foot on the island paradise from which they were evacuated. Those surviving Bikinians and their descendants live scattered among the other Marshall Islands in Micronesia, some on Majuro, the capital, some on Ejit and Kwajalein, and many on Kili, where they eke out a living producing copra, farming what little land is available, and fishing where and when it is safe to do so. For more follow @michaelchristopherbrown.
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Photos by Lucas Foglia @lucasfogliaphoto | For a Nat Geo story about nature’s positive effects on the human brain, I photographed Eli Marienthal hugging the beach on the Lost Coast Trail in California. Eli cofounded Back to Earth, whose backpacking programs help teenage boys connect to their spirituality and holistic well-being in nature. As children spend more time indoors in front of screens, it is important to remember that time outside has been proven to make them healthier and happier.